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Dangerous intimacy : the untold story of Mark Twain's final years

Author: Karen Lystra
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recovers Twain's final years as they really were - lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice, but also in the light of the author's unflagging energy and enthusiasm.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Isabel Lyon; Isabel Lyon; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Lystra
ISBN: 0520250001 9780520250000
OCLC Number: 70399609
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xxi, 342 pages 16 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface A Note on Names 1. Mark Twain--and Sam's Women 2. Heartbreak 3. Rearranging the Household 4. Looking for Love 5. A Pact with the Devil 6. Life in the Sanitarium 7. Someone to Love Him and Pet Him 8. A Viper to Her Bosom 9. Innocence at Home 10. Stormfield 11. An American Lear 12. Illusions of Love 13. Unraveling 14. The Exile Returns 15. Confrontation 16. A Formidable Adversary 17. False Exoneration 18. The Funniest Joke in the World 19. Melting Marble with Ice 20. The End of My Autobiography Epilogue: How Little One May Tell Notes Index
Responsibility: Karen Lystra.

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"A brilliant literary detective, Lystra is also particularly good at presenting the prejudicial myths." - Anthony Glavin, Irish Times "Explores a chapter in the life of America's greatest Read more...

 
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